Outeniqua Moon Guest Farm
Home of the
Heavy Draft Horse Foundation
Direct accommodation bookings from our website have 40% discount included
We are Outeniqua Moon Guest Farm, Home of the Heavy Draft Horse Foundation.
Situated just off the R328 (the road from Mosselbay to Oudtshoorn), on the Leeukloof/Kleinbrak road. This magical 100 hectare mountain farm is guaranteed to take away all those inner city blues and delight the whole family, young and old.
Step out of your door and into a beautiful world of mountains, birds and horses, with fabulous carriage drives; riding, hiking, and mountain bike trails on the farm and in the area.
It is home to the biggest horses in South Africa.
Here everything is simple and children and adults can reconnect with horses and nature and enjoy the beauty and purity of the crystal days spent here. The foals are friendly, the great horses are friendly, the dogs and cats are friendly and the staff of Outeniqua Moon go out of their way to be friendly and helpful.
Outeniqua Moon has been awarded the prestigious Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2020, meaning that reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travellers place us in the top 10% worldwide.
Day Visitors Welcome
Feel, Touch & Experience
The magic of the heavy draft horses
Rarer than rhinos – a bucket list experience
Outeniqua Moon Guest Farm is also home of the Heavy Draft Horse Foundation, a conservation project to protect and save of the Heavy Draft Horses of a hundred years ago who are on the brink of extinction and are rarer than Rhinos. Just by visiting the farm you are contributing towards saving the heavy draft horses. Experience magical moments with these gentle giant horses and the wonderful hospitality of Outeniqua Moon Guest Farm.
We are Covid safe! All safety protocols are in place, and all of our staff are fully vaccinated.
Scenic Carriage Rides
Round the top of the farm and to the view point, the horse does three gallop sections with the carriage which is safe and exhilarating; however if you don’t want a fast ride we have a gorgeous, fat mare who is far more sedate
Tours of the Herd
We guide you around all the top horse paddocks and you get to see all the mares, young stock, and geldings – and you can get close up and personal with most of these delightful loving horses.
See the Biggest Horse in SA
Shadowfax is the biggest horse ever bred in South Africa. This gentle giant measures a massive 18.3hh (186.5cm at the shoulder) and weighs in at 1250kg
Meet the Mares
Take a tour of the farm and meet our herd of broodmares.
Spend the Day
Swim, picnic and braai in our serene garden with its 25 meter long chlorine-free swimming pool with kids’ water slide and trampoline. Make use of our picnic and braai facilities while your little ones delight in the playground.
Chill by the 25m Swimming Pool
Self-Catering or Fully-Catered
Accredited by the Guest House Guild on the Garden Route and rated as Comfort/Luxury, which is the equivalent of 4 stars.
The farm-style colonial self-catering accommodation is spacious, serene and beautiful – even if you don’t leave your room you will have a holiday.
All the suites have separate entrances and private verandas. The living areas in all the suites include the lounge with a flat screen TV, DVD player and a dining area.
King-size and single beds are available in all the bedrooms and a four poster queen bed in the Honeymoon Suite.
The bathrooms all have showers and Victorian Slipper Baths.
Each kitchen is equipped with an oven with a two plate hob, a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and all the necessary kitchen utensils.
Each suite has a braai (barbeque) area with a braai grid and wood can be supplied on request We are child friendly with cots and high chairs available for babies.
While we are self-catering-only accommodation, we do provide a breakfast and a dinner menu available by prior arrangement.
Pets are also welcome by prior arrangement.
Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails
Resident Guest Facilities & Services
Access to all day visitor facilities are included, and more. We also have plenty of optional extras that can be booked in advance, including:
- Super breakfast
- Excellent evening dinner
- Child menu
- Laundry service
- Room cleaning
- Extra bed
- Horse riding (Experienced riders only)
- Carriage rides
- Carriage driving lessons
- Horse meditation (Free!)
Attractions in the Area
- Hartenbos and Klein Brak beaches are 15 minutes away. Mossel Bay Point is 20 minutes away.
- Shark cage diving, fishing and ocean boat rides are on offer in Mossel Bay.
- Helicopter flips.
- Surrounded by game farms, with beautiful game drives only 10 minutes away.
- Ostrich Farms are 30 minutes away and Cango Caves 45 minutes away.
- Other horse riding facilities, including beach rides.
- Mountain bike and hiking trails.
- 4X4 Trails including the popular Attekwas Kloof Trail.
- Variety of restaurants.
- Shopping at the Langeberg Mall in Mossel Bay.